Q 1. What will I need my first day of school?
Each child has their own personal cubby. In their cubby, we ask that they keep a full change of clothing for any spills of accidents that may occur. We also require a sheet and a blanket for nap time. Any other items you feel are necessary to comfort your child are, of course, welcome.
Q 2. Lunch and snack, what does Smart Start Academy provide?
We provide three nutritious meals per day such as breakfast, lunch and an afternoon snack to our students at no additional cost. Weekly menu is displayed at the public areas within the facility.
Q 3. How will I know about my child’s day?
A personal chart for the parents will be provided each day. The chart will include information such as; how your child ate, how your child slept, how their disposition was that day, and any other pertinent information. The classroom teacher is also available for you to speak to at your convenience.
Q 4. What is the discipline policy?
Smart Start Academy promotes and uses Guidelines for Positive Discipline. Acceptable behavior is encouraged by giving positive verbal rewards. This reinforces a child’s good feeling about his/her behavior and serves as an example to the other children. For a child not listening or cooperating, the child is seated by a teacher and reminded of acceptable behavior. The next tactic used for a child who is continually demonstrating unacceptable behavior is a period of time out. This time out is not a punishment, but a time for the child to calm down and remember what is acceptable behavior.
If behavioral problems persist, the parents will be notified.
These are just a few answers to the many questions you will have. A full introduction to our program will be conducted at the time of enrollment. Our Director is always willing to take time and answer all of your questions. This is a very important step and we want you to feel as comfortable as possible with your decision.